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Hone Your Skills as an Expert UM/UIM Practitioner

Statistics say that six out of ten drivers on the road carry inadequate or no insurance. With the largely voluntary nature of UM/UIM insurance coverage and rapidly changing statutory and case law, you have your work cut out for you. Don't struggle through the mountains of legalese alone. Join us at an engaging analysis of current issues in the law and practice of UM/UIM and get the latest legislative updates along with a balanced view of today's challenges. Register today!

  • Analyze real-life insurance coverage scenarios and find out how the courts have interpreted the language.
  • Discover what tests are used to clarify the 'made whole' doctrine.
  • Get the most out of your medical experts during discovery and in hearings: learn what to ask and how to do it.
  • Accurately determine realistic damages to strengthen your position during negotiations.
  • Interpret policy limitations and specifications to obtain the most favorable financial outcome for your clients.
  • Use effective discovery techniques to find out whether subrogation is feasible and worth it.
  • Is a case worth the effort? Take liens and rights of reimbursement into account before the negotiations start.
  • Present a realistic settlement demand and support it with conclusive evidence to reinforce your credibility and promote settlement.
  • Use the most effective mediation and arbitration strategies to achieve the best settlement possible.
  • Let our networking roundtable help you with some of your most difficult issues.
  • Get a good look at both sides of the debate: watch the battle of the insurer and the insured in our speakers' insightful panel discussion.

  • DETERMINING COVERAGE AND VALUING DAMAGES IN UM/UIM CASES
    9:00 - 9:45, Mark P. Cressman
    • Legislative and Case Law Update
    • Which Exceptions Apply in Your Case?
    • 5 Difficult Scenarios of Insurance Coverage Interpretation
    • How Much are Your Limbs Worth? Clarifying the Definition of "Serious Injury"
    • Determining Loss of Capacity
    • The Complexities of Applying the "Made Whole" Doctrine
    • Valuing Soft Tissue and Emotional Distress
    • Managing the Complexities of Wrongful Death Claims - Who is the Plaintiff?
    • Tips for Working With Medical Experts
  • STACKING INSURANCE COVERAGE AND UNINSURED MOTORIST SET-OFFS
    9:45 - 10:30, Patrick J. McGinley
    • When is a Negligent Motorist Considered Underinsured?
    • Debating the Stacking of Limits for Private and Commercial Policyholders - What do the Courts Say?
    • When is a Stacking Waiver No Longer Useful?
    • Multiple Coverages
    • Stacking in Cases of a Driver vs. Passenger
    • Excess of Liability
    • Uninsured Motorist Off-Sets: When is the Insurer Entitled to a Set-Off?
    • Sample Off-Set Provisions
    • Handling Common Uninsured Motorist Set-Offs
      • Workers Compensation
      • Social Security
      • Personal Injury Settlements
    • Arbitrator Considerations
  • PROCEDURAL TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING SUBROGATION, RIGHTS OF REIMBURSEMENT AND LIENS
    10:45 - 11:30, Mark P. Cressman
    • Relevant Statutory and Case Law Update
    • Identifying Liens and Determining Their Priority
    • Effective Tools for Streamlining the Subrogation Process
    • Subrogation of PIP
  • EFFECTIVE SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS AND ARBITRATION
    11:30 - 12:15, Steen J. Brown
    • Current Law and Latest Court Rulings
    • Negotiation Techniques of the Masters
    • Using Mediation to Your Advantage
    • Arbitration vs. Litigation
    • Gaining an Edge With Superior Document Submissions
  • BAD FAITH - AN INDELIBLE PART OF UM/UIM PRACTICE?
    1:15 - 2:00, Patrick J. McGinley
  • SPECIAL ISSUES THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR CASE
    2:00 - 2:45, Steen J. Brown
    • Preparation and Preservation of Claims
    • Handling Conflicts of Law With Other States
    • What if the Car has Caused an Accident Without Direct Contact?
    • How Will the Latest Appellate Court Decisions Affect Your Practice?
  • LEGAL ETHICS IN INSURANCE PRACTICE
    3:00 - 4:00, Steven M. Brady
    • Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege
    • Determining and Collecting Attorneys' Fees
    • Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in Multiple Representation
  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON CURRENT TRENDS IN UM/UIM/SUM LAW AND PRACTICE 
    4:00 - 4:30, Round Table Q&A, Steven M. Brady, Steen J. Brown and Mark P. Cressman
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